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Even With Legal Help, Transgender Prisoners Are Never Safe in Prisonnew

Rape in prison has been all too real for Samantha Hill. Over the years, she says, she’s been sexually assaulted numerous times, despite her persistent requests for protection
Westword  |  Melanie Asmar  |  08-19-2015  |  LGBT

Can Colorado's Prisons Reform?new

After the murder of Tom Clements, can Colorado's prison system rehabilitate itself?
Westword  |  Alan Prendergast  |  08-26-2014  |  Crime & Justice

Meet the Syrian-American Poetry Slam Champnew

Amal Kassir uses words to fight for her countries.
Westword  |  Joel Warner  |  09-30-2013  |  Features

Will Juvenile Lifers Get a Second Chance?new

They're a tribe within a tribe, aging cons whose adolescent crimes have been deemed so unredeemable that they are condemned to die behind bars, with no hope of release. But hope is hard to kill, even among convicted killers.
Westword  |  Alan Prendergast  |  11-30-2012  |  Crime & Justice

The History of Cannabis in Coloradonew

...or how Colorado went to pot.
Westword  |  William Breathes  |  11-05-2012  |  Drugs

A Gonzo Guide to the Republican National Conventionnew

Forty years after Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72, the Republican National Convention returns to Florida. On August 30, Mitt Romney will don a sleek suit and flash his Vaseline smile to a sea of pale-skinned delegates in Tampa. He will compliment the city on hosting the four-day, $123 million orgiastic event. And he will implore the crowd to obey the banners hung from the rafters: "Believe in America."
Westword  |  Michael E. Miller  |  08-24-2012  |  Politics

Aurora on the Map for the Wrong Reasonsnew

Aurora has finally made its name. But this is not what it wanted -- or what it deserves.
Westword  |  Patricia Calhoun  |  07-20-2012  |  Crime & Justice

"We Are All Just Crying"new

People continue to gather at Gateway High School, where witnesses were taken after the attack -- among them more and more panicked individuals trying to find out whether friends and loved ones were at the theater.
Westword  |  Sam Levin  |  07-20-2012  |  Crime & Justice

News Intern ID'd as Victim in Aurora Theater Shootingnew

One of the victims of the shooting at the Aurora Town Center during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises is Jessica Ghawi, a news intern who tweeted under the name Jessica Redfield.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  07-20-2012  |  Crime & Justice Lays Off Members of Senior Staffnew, an ambitious online content provider that's part of mega-rich Phil Anschutz's media empire, underwent a restructuring at its Denver headquarters this morning that's resulted in a number of layoffs.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  06-01-2012  |  Media

The Columbine Effectnew

Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?
Westword  |  Alan Prendergast  |  03-26-2012  |  Features

Tara Perry: The Girl Who Fell to Earthnew

Sixteen-year-old Tara Perry followed her man into crime and madness.
Westword  |  Alan Prendergast  |  02-24-2012  |  Features

Drilled, Baby, Drillednew

The strange battle to keep Big Oil from cheating.
Westword  |  Alan Prendergast  |  01-24-2012  |  Business & Labor

Obama Violates His Own Dictates on MMJnew

Pot shop seizure letters decried by National Cannabis Industry Association.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  01-17-2012  |  Drugs

23 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Colo. Targetednew

The 23 operations in question, in assorted cities across Colorado (no names yet), are each said to be within 1,000 feet of a school, and therefore presumably violate Drug Free School Zone laws, even if they were grandfathered in under local or state regulations.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  01-13-2012  |  Drugs

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